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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Sep 4, 2006 5:04pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Steve Irwin - RIP

dude you are right on - last call... don't judge when you don't know the situation - he was in complete control of the baby-croc filming - dont talk about what you dont know - there was no danger - my kids have petted crocs before in festivals with the "trainer" present but not on top of them. - he wasnt' stupid - those situations are not as bad as they look trust me. the media sensationalized it - not steve.

nagdot - you are right - smoking with your kids is far more dangerous - i do it - shame on me - although im usually outside or have the house fan on. Steve was a pioneer. last call is way off base. if more of us were like him, this world just might be a better place to live from an environmental point.



btw last call - what is the latest thing you have done for our environment or environmental education. let me know.

This post was modified by direwolf0701 on 2006-09-05 00:04:59

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Poster: lastcall Date: Sep 4, 2006 5:18pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Steve Irwin - RIP

First of all, I thinks its insane to have a croc. at a festival. Second of all I find it insane to fall into that carnival mood to let a baby get even close to such a undomesticated animal. "The Trainer" you speek of is as foolish as anyone who would allow their child to "pet" a wild animal.

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Poster: nagdot Date: Sep 4, 2006 5:40pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Steve Irwin - RIP

ever take your kid to a petting zoo those are technically domesticated wild animals. i think all of our points are this is a man who could be entertaining and a teacher at the same time he didnt waste his life on drugs or commit crimes. i learned a lesson today . even the most trained person can have an accident and accidents happen. instead of bashing the man why dont you shut your mouth and revel in wat he brought to us, regardless of mistakes he made .you'll need compassion someday hopefully no one will bash you or yours in time of need

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Poster: lastcall Date: Sep 4, 2006 6:05pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Steve Irwin - RIP

NO! Never taken my children to a "Petting Zoo". There are plenty of activities for the children to LEARN than the roadside explotation action that the lazy take their kids to.

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Sep 4, 2006 5:28pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Steve Irwin - RIP

i must respectfully disagree my friend - not as dangerous as you think (im work in insurance - dogs are far more of a problem - even "domesticated" breeds) - i want my kids to experience it all. guess im just a bad father in your eyes. sorry you feel that way, but you are entitled to your opinion - peace

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Poster: lastcall Date: Sep 4, 2006 5:34pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Steve Irwin - RIP

With all due respect, I'm sure you are a great parent. But if you visit FL., please observe the signs that ask you "Do not feed the animals" The reason is obvious, when a human feeds a wild animal, that animal associates humans with food and therefore all humans become prey.

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Sep 4, 2006 6:05pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Steve Irwin - RIP

i hear ya - and i understand - the ones that were at our festival were not quite like the gators in the florida parks. i agree - all wild animals can have a tendency toward aggression. the ones at the festival were purposefully tired out and stuffed to the gills - talked to the trainer. but i do know waht you mean. i do want my kids to experience the exotic if possible though - i try my best to be safe - they are my life - dont think i overstpped my philosophy.

in any event - i thinks think steve was great and a phenomenal teacher and spokesman for the parts of the environment that aren't so "cute."
peace man